Walmart's Local Food Push: How Serious?
Like a rock-hard, bright red winter tomato, Walmart's local-food push offers less than meets the eye.
So I've got a piece in the March/April issue of the print Mother Jones—check it out. I dig into Walmart's big push into local and organic food, comparing reality on the ground to the hype of press releases. My article is a short sidebar to Andy Kroll's long, beautifully reported look at the retail behemoth's larger campaign to "go green," which takes him, inevitably, to China, source of 70 percent of the goods Walmart sells. Happy reading.